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Patrick's Dinosaurs on the Internet (edition 1999)

by Carol Carrick, David Milgrim (Illustrator)

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Title:Patrick's Dinosaurs on the Internet
Authors:Carol Carrick
Other authors:David Milgrim (Illustrator)
Info:Clarion Books (1999), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:easy; k-3; fiction; dinosaurs; internet; boy; travel; technology; adventure; alien; space

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Patrick's Dinosaurs on the Internet by Carol Carrick




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This is a book that was unlike any I've ever read. At the beginning of the novel, Patrick and his brother, Hank, are looking up Dinosaurs on the internet. Patrick wants to keep looking but Hank decides it is time for bed. However, while Patrick is in bed trying to sleep Dinosaurs show up on his computer screen. The dinosaurs tell Patrick they are going to come and take him on an adventure. Then a bright light appears outside Patrick's window and the dinosaurs are outside in spaceship. They take Patrick on adventures into space and stars. The illustration are brightly colored and kid-friendly. I would recommend this book when teaching about stars, space, or technology. ( )
  AnnaMoody | Nov 19, 2012 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Primary
Media: watercolor
Review: Dinosaurs do not exist today and they could not talk. Children's imaginations will help them believe the story. ( )
  jmilton11 | Apr 3, 2012 |
Genre: Science Fiction

Critique: This is an excellent example of science fiction because it includes technology (the internet, space travel, etc) and impossible situations made possible only through science

Summary: Patrick loves to research dinosaurs on the internet, but has no idea that they are researching him back from their computers. A friendly creature names Flato allows Patrick to go to the dinosaur's planet with him, participates in an intergalactic soccer game, and nearly gets eaten by a T-Rex!

Personification: The author uses personification of dinosaurs to set up the plot for this story. The personification is important to the story because it brings essential characters to life (the dinosaurs) and there would be no story without this personification

Media: Watercolors ( )
  Rose_Hawblitzel | Nov 22, 2011 |
Media: Gauache ( )
  JsSunshine | Nov 16, 2009 |
Genre: Science Fiction

This is a good example of science fiction because it is about a young boy, Patrick, who was looking up dinosaurs on the internet, and before he went to bed, a dinosuaur looked through his computer monitor and said he was coming to get him. Soon, there was a spaceship outside of Patrick's window, where the dinosaur Flato was waiting for him. Flato then proceeded to leave Earth and go to another planet that his school was on. Flato introduced Patrick as his show and tell. Patrick got to go to the outer space dinosaur school until he was almost eaten by a T-Rex and had to go back home in the space ship. From then on, Patrick saw dinosaurs in the stars.

Character: The antagonist in this story is Rex, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. While Patrick was playing outside, Rex started running toward him with a bib and a fork and was breathing down his neck about to eat Patrick until Flato grabbed him and saved him from Rex. Rex was not kind for scaring all the other dinosaurs away and for almost eating Patrick.

Media: Acrylic
  beth1219 | Oct 14, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395509491, Hardcover)

Patrick loves dinosaurs, and he loves looking at them on the Internet. But he has no idea that dinosaurs are looking back! One night, Flato, a friendly, freckle-faced creature, invites Patrick to travel in a fantastic spaceship to visit his dinosaur planet. That's only the first of Patrick's amazing adventures, which include an intergalactic soccer game and a close call with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex. Both longtime fans and first-time readers will adore this delightful new story about Patrick, featuring the work of a distinctive new illustrator who brings his own humorous, contemporary touch to the book.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:17 -0400)

After looking up information about dinosaurs on his computer, Patrick is awakened by a dinosaur who arrives in a spaceship to take Patrick to his planet for show and tell.

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